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Unless the judge delays it, next week begins the televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged killing George Floyd. His killing on Chicago Avenue still echoes across the country, and puts Chauvin and a metro police department on trial to tackle racism and u…

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Unless the judge delays it, next week begins the televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged killing George Floyd. His killing on Chicago Avenue still echoes across the country, and puts Chauvin and a metro police department on trial to tackle racism and u…

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When it comes to space exploration, there are a lot of unknowns. For example: Does time pass at a different speed in space than on Earth? How does a gas planet stay in a spherical shape? And have there ever been life forms spotted on other planets or galaxies? 

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After six years of searching for a new address to relocate his chiropractic clinic, Dustin Carlson found the perfect building — Johnson-Peterson Funeral Home. It was a win-win for both parties. 

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Park Tool has been in the area since 1963. The family-owned business, which manufactures tools and repair equipment for the bicycle industry, is now located in Oakdale — but it didn’t start there. Its roots were in Maplewood before the company moved to Vadnais Heights, then Mahtomedi, before…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a dark and challenging time for many families in the area, including the healthcare workers on the front lines of the crisis. But for one ICU nurse working at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, 2021 got started on a much brighter note. 

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) “could have and should have” taken actions before 2019 to properly regulate Water Gremlin, concluded a report issued last Thursday by the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA). 

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The Press interviewed local author Verne Pickering about his new book, “Stands Before his People: Enmegahbowh and the Ojibwe,” which will be published this month. For more information, visit the author’s website at standsbefore.com.

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In the grand scheme of our nation’s history, Black History Month is a relatively new celebration. 

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Getting Frisbees and paper airplanes thrown at you outside the church where you were married is not the usual way for anniversary celebrations to go, but that is exactly how John and Peggy Parenteau of White Bear Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 

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Every day at 1 p.m., good friends and compatriots Jim Sobieski and James Erickson gather near a propane-fueled fire to talk politics, philosophy and family in the front yard of Sobieski’s Mahtomedi home. 

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Seniors at two local care facilities will not feel alone this Valentine’s Day, thanks to St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church and community members. 

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Late winter can be a hard time for Minnesota birds. Insects are dormant, buried under snow or deep within trees. Seeds and grains have been picked over, and food sources are getting more difficult to find. Providing winter bird food in your yard is a great way to give birds a boost in nutrie…

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The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) and the Blaine Police Department (BPD) were just some of the 2,500 to 3,000 officers from around the country who traveled to Washington, D.C. to assist with the inauguration. 

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Six years ago, Lino Lakes resident Karen Calrin set a goal to collect 5,000 manual wheelchairs from all over Minnesota by 2020. Even though she didn’t quite make that goal, she and all her helpers have not given up. 

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A Hugo resident is doing all he can to ensure that small businesses in the community stick around once this pandemic is behind us. 

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Count the mayor in for the city’s new winter fitness challenge. Open to all ages, the goal is to log 50K (31 miles) by March 1. 

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There are few ways to appreciate family history better than through the taste of an old family recipe—something White Bear Lake resident Ken Velky understands well. Velky recently launched Dueling Grandmas Shortbread, a bakery devoted to the recipes of two very special family matriarchs. 

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Gov. Tim Walz announced Minnesota is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program, partnering with local public health and school districts. These sites will initially serve adults 65 years of age or older, as well as prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, school staff, and child care wor…

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An injured swan now has a chance to make a full recovery after Circle Pines neighbors, a retired DNR conservation officer, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (WRC) took swift action in the middle of a snowstorm. 

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Press Publications is seeking some unique love stories to feature for Valentine’s Day. Do you know a couple that has been married for 50 years? A couple that met in a unique way? A couple that recently became engaged? Please email your ideas to quadnews@presspubs.com or leave a voicemail at …

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen unveiled the design of Minnesota’s newest critical habitat license plate Jan. 14, which features native pollinators including a bee and butterflies. The new license plate is available now online at https://dps.mn.gov/divis…

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If it wasn’t for government funding, customer support and the innovation of business owners, several more breweries would have closed their doors since the pandemic began. 

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The song of the American robin—large, friendly redbreast of suburban lawns and back yards—has long been said to herald the arrival of spring. For scientists who study long-term data, collected by community volunteers, the presence of the robin can signal much more, especially when it appears…

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Minnesotans are no strangers to making the most of the chilly months, but outdoor activities are set to be more popular than ever this year as COVID-19 rages on. If you're looking for to fend off stir crazy feelings, consider the following. Washington County is full of wonders to explore, an…

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In the first instant when the bullets struck the car, Latrell Jackson thought it must be fireworks, or pebbles pinging off the road. His first instinct was to protect his 2-year-old cousin riding in the back seat when he felt a sharp pain in his side. That’s when he knew something was really…

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Bird nerds, rejoice: Not even COVID-19 can break a winter tradition 121 years in the making. The annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count will go on in the Northeast Suburban area on Dec. 26, with some alterations to reduce the risk of virus transmission.